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  • Workshops: Movement & Clowning | Annoyance Theatre

    Annoyance Standup Price $295 Duration 8 Weeks Enroll NOTE: Registration is Non-Refundable Please be sure to r ead through our policies prior to registering. BACK About the Course: Introduction to Stand-Up Comedy: In this class you will learn how to find your voice as a stand-up comic by learning the history, studying joke structure, and finding your comedic style. Each student will leave with a tight 3-5 minute showcase set. Izzy Salhani (she/they) is an up and coming stand up comic who cut their teeth and kick started their career in the Belly Room of the World Famous Comedy Store in West Hollywood, California. Currently based in Chicago, IL Izzy is represented as an actor by Big Mouth Talent. You definitely don’t recognize them from their comedic hit “Sock Song” featured on a obscure WGN podcast in 2020 or even as an understudy for Second City’s popular She The People. Izzy’s sharp and insightful comedic wit will take you on an emotional roller coaster she’s barely tall enough to ride on. Note: Registration is Non-Refundable. Please be sure to read through our policies prior to registering. Instructors: Read More Product Listing Internships Available! Did you know that Annoyance offers internships in exchange for free classes? FIND OUT MORE Got an idea for a show? Whether your thing is improv, sketch, an original play, musical, or something else, The Annoyance is always accepting pitches for new shows. Show Application Info

  • Musical Improv 3 | Annoyance Theatre

    Musical Improv III Price $305 Duration 8 Weeks Enroll NOTE: Registration is Non-Refundable Please be sure to r ead through our policies prior to registering. BACK About the Course: Musical Improv III is an introduction to improvising the 50-minute improvised musical improv show. Stamina and skill are required to tackle a longer show–dozens of new advanced challenges await! Solo songs, B-stories, extended dance numbers, and breaking cliches are just a few topics we’ll cover in this course. We’ll examine existing hour-long musical forms as well as try to invent some of our own using the Annoyance Improv philosophy. This class will culminate in a four-show run at the end of the class. Prerequisite: Must have completed Musical Improv II class at Annoyance Theater. Each MI3 class will feature a four-week run of shows alongside the last four regular classes of the term. MI3 shows are typically on Sunday evenings. This class will culminate in an optional student showcase at The Annoyance on the final Sunday fo the term. Classes meet once a week on the same day each week, M-Thu 6:30-9pm and Sun 1-3:30pm Note: Registration is Non-Refundable. Please be sure to read through our policies prior to registering. Instructors: Jen Connor Ross Taylor Product Listing Internships Available! Did you know that Annoyance offers internships in exchange for free classes? FIND OUT MORE Got an idea for a show? Whether your thing is improv, sketch, an original play, musical, or something else, The Annoyance is always accepting pitches for new shows. Show Application Info

  • Summer Intensives | Annoyance Theatre

    Annoyance Summer Intensives Price $600 Duration 5 Days M-F Enroll NOTE: Registration is Non-Refundable Please be sure to r ead through our policies prior to registering. BACK About the Course: The Annoyance Training Center teaches students how to develop and maintain a strong individual voice in their improvisation. These intensives will address the initiation of a scene; developing and maintaining strong characters; learning to hold on to your initial choices while at the same time, expanding on (heightening) the choices you have made; and learning to become deft at creating and weaving unexpected, character-based choices into your work. The Annoyance Training Center's Summer Intensives are a two part course. Our ongoing improv classes meet for 20 hours over eight weeks. Summer Intensive 1 attempts to condense that information down to just six hours over one day. Summer intensive 2 will attempt to provide more of the information that was not able to be touched on while also covering some more advanced techniques and practices. Intensives will run daily from 10am-5pm with a 1 hour break for lunch. Each intensive (part 1 and part 2) also offer exclusive workshops 5-7pm each evening at no extra cost! There will be a showcase for each Summer Intensive class 6-7pm Friday night. Need a payment plan? Simply choose Payment Plan when signing up and you will be charged half the cost of the class now. The second payment (1/2 the cost of the class) will be auto-debited from the same payment method one week (seven days) before the start of the class. It's that simple! Note: Registration is Non-Refundable. Please be sure to read through our policies prior to registering. Instructors: Product Listing

  • AP2 | Annoyance Theatre

    AP2: Beginning Annoyance Philosophy - Initiations Price $295 Duration 8 Weeks (1 day/week, 2.5 hrs) Enroll NOTE: Registration is Non-Refundable Please be sure to r ead through our policies prior to registering. BACK About the Course: The Annoyance philosophy focuses on decisive initiations and a strong point of view. AP2 looks at the first seconds of scenes and explores how they affect the rest of the scene. In AP2, you will cover: Personal responsibility in a scene − taking care of yourself and your choices Trusting instincts Creating/Finding “Your Deal” at the top of the scene Beginning character development Object work as inspiration Environment as inspiration The responsibility of operating without censorship. Individual feedback and tendencies Prerequisite: AP1 or sufficient background in improv. Please let us know in the comments section below where you have studied at so that we may contact them to confirm. This class will culminate in an optional student showcase at The Annoyance on the final Sunday of the term. Classes meet once a week on the same day each week, M-Thu 6:30-9pm and Sun 1-3:30pm Note: Registration is Non-Refundable. Please be sure to read through our policies prior to registering. Instructors: Cassidy Russell Julia Morales Justin Swinson Kayce Alltop Megan Johns Product Listing Internships Available! Did you know that Annoyance offers internships in exchange for free classes? FIND OUT MORE Got an idea for a show? Whether your thing is improv, sketch, an original play, musical, or something else, The Annoyance is always accepting pitches for new shows. Show Application Info

  • Workshops: Movement & Clowning | Annoyance Theatre

    AP-1 Price Price Duration Duration Enroll NOTE: Registration is Non-Refundable Please be sure to r ead through our policies prior to registering. BACK About the Course: Note: Registration is Non-Refundable. Please be sure to read through our policies prior to registering. Instructors: Product Listing Internships Available! Did you know that Annoyance offers internships in exchange for free classes? FIND OUT MORE Got an idea for a show? Whether your thing is improv, sketch, an original play, musical, or something else, The Annoyance is always accepting pitches for new shows. Show Application Info

  • AP4 | Annoyance Theatre

    AP4: Finding Your Voice Price $295 Duration 8 Weeks (1 day/week, 2.5 hrs) Enroll NOTE: Registration is Non-Refundable Please be sure to r ead through our policies prior to registering. BACK About the Course: Through individual feedback, setting performance goals, and identifying and breaking habits, AP4 offers fine-tuning and involves the following aspects: Stretching the performer Pushing unique specificity Keeping voice in multiple person scenes, split-scenes Making rich, varied environments Embodying the character and embellishing the world Organic improv ∼ developing a scene based on physical and emotional choices u Prerequisite: Students must have completed AP3 to take this class. This class will culminate in an optional student showcase at The Annoyance on the final Sunday of the term. Classes meet once a week on the same day each week, M-Thu 6:30-9pm and Sun 1-3:30pm Note: Registration is Non-Refundable. Please be sure to read through our policies prior to registering. Instructors: Bruce Phillips Greg Lovelace Justin Swinson Sean Koch Product Listing Internships Available! Did you know that Annoyance offers internships in exchange for free classes? FIND OUT MORE Got an idea for a show? Whether your thing is improv, sketch, an original play, musical, or something else, The Annoyance is always accepting pitches for new shows. Show Application Info

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  • AP3 | Annoyance Theatre

    AP3: Scene Work Price $295 Duration 8 Weeks (1 day/week, 2.5 hrs) Enroll NOTE: Registration is Non-Refundable Please be sure to r ead through our policies prior to registering. BACK About the Course: AP3: Scene Work is about taking that next step in scenes. While AP2 focused on the beginning moments of a scene, in AP3 students are challenged to play with more complexity and style, juggling it all within a scene while always maintaining their strong point of view. Aspects of this class include: Acknowledging the realities of your scene partner Scenic development: Finding the Highways and Bi-ways of a scene to extend its length Managing context without getting in your head (the who/what/where/when/why/etc.) Creating specific, surprising choices Playing with Opposites and Curve Balls Creating and playing with multiple patterns or games in a scene In-depth three person and group scene work Protecting and Playing the Freak Learning how to repair a scene that isn’t working Managing forms and style DaDa scenes (playing fiercely without needing to “make sense”) Justification: how to use it not out of fear but as a tool. Personal challenge and goals based on individual feedback Prerequisite: Students must have completed AP2 to take this course. This class will culminate in an optional student showcase at The Annoyance on the final Sunday of the term. Classes meet once a week on the same day each week, M-Thu 6:30-9pm and Sun 1-3:30pm Note: Registration is Non-Refundable. Please be sure to read through our policies prior to registering. Instructors: Andrew Baldwin Cassidy Russell Josie Benedetti Nathalie Galde Neftali Morales Product Listing Internships Available! Did you know that Annoyance offers internships in exchange for free classes? FIND OUT MORE Got an idea for a show? Whether your thing is improv, sketch, an original play, musical, or something else, The Annoyance is always accepting pitches for new shows. Show Application Info

  • Musical Improv 2 | Annoyance Theatre

    Musical Improv II Price $305 Duration 8 Weeks Enroll NOTE: Registration is Non-Refundable Please be sure to r ead through our policies prior to registering. BACK About the Course: Musical Improv II is an introduction to improvising a cohesive half-hour musical improv show. You'll learn how to play a protagonist, antagonist and every character in between. Learn several different forms (narrative and non-narrative), myriad song types and throw yourself into the perpetual challenge of 'ending the show as a group'. This class continues to explore the use of Annoyance Improv philosophy through the lens of musical improv. This class will culminate in a one-night-only Musical Improv class show. Prerequisite: Student must have completed Music Improv II. This class will culminate in an optional student showcase at The Annoyance on the final Sunday fo the term. Classes meet once a week on the same day each week, M-Thu 6:30-9pm and Sun 1-3:30pm Note: Registration is Non-Refundable. Please be sure to read through our policies prior to registering. Instructors: Jen Connor Product Listing Internships Available! Did you know that Annoyance offers internships in exchange for free classes? FIND OUT MORE Got an idea for a show? Whether your thing is improv, sketch, an original play, musical, or something else, The Annoyance is always accepting pitches for new shows. Show Application Info

  • AP6: Part 1 | Annoyance Theatre

    AP6: Part 1-Sketch Review Price $320 Duration 8 Weeks (1 day/week, 3hrs) Enroll NOTE: Registration is Non-Refundable Please be sure to r ead through our policies prior to registering. BACK About the Course: AP6 is a two-part class, using improv to create written material. In part one (AP6/1), students will take all of the improv skills they've honed in AP1-5 and together with their director, create a written sketch revue. Students will be assigned additional roles outside of actor/writer and may be responsible for costumes, props, etc. These classes are more intensive than AP1-5 and will require additional work and rehearsal outside of class hours. For over 30 years the Annoyance has specialized in using improv comedy to create full length plays and musicals. From Annoyance classics like Splatter Theater and Coed Prison Sluts , to more modern shows like Steamworks: The Musical and It's Christmas, Goddamnit! The Annoyance has enjoyed pushing the envelope of what plays and musicals can be. With this class, students will start the journey of turning their improv into written works, refining, planning, and creating a full sketch revue. Using Annoyance style improvisation to build a sketch Creating and adding musical aspects Theatre Roles Technical aspects of the theatre Students must have completed AP5 to take this class. This class will culminate in a 30 minute sketch revue written and performed by the class. Classes meet once a week on the same day each week, M-Thu 6:30-9:30pm and Sun 1-4pm Note: Registration is Non-Refundable. Please be sure to read through our policies prior to registering. Instructors: Johanna Medrano Product Listing Internships Available! Did you know that Annoyance offers internships in exchange for free classes? FIND OUT MORE Got an idea for a show? Whether your thing is improv, sketch, an original play, musical, or something else, The Annoyance is always accepting pitches for new shows. Show Application Info

  • Musical Improv I | Annoyance Theatre

    Musical Improv I Price $305 Duration 8 Weeks Enroll NOTE: Registration is Non-Refundable Please be sure to r ead through our policies prior to registering. BACK About the Course: Musical Improv I is an introduction to improvising songs, and the art of 'scene into song'. You'll learn how to sing structured songs, create catchy choruses that audiences remember, how to dance the same improvised dance move with seven other people, and how to express honest emotion while getting big laughs. This class will culminate in a one-night-only Musical Improv class show. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE A GOOD SINGER TO BE A GREAT MUSICAL IMPROVISER! All you need is a supportive teacher to help you through the first few anxiety-ridden moments. I was never in choir growing up, and didn't think of myself as a 'singer'--I heard the vibrato of Broadway voices and thought 'I'm DEFINITELY not a singer. 'But it turns out I'm a GREAT singer--I just needed to improvise a few hundred songs to get VERY comfortable with my own voice. So whether you're interested in musical improv, or just want to feel more confident with your own voice, this class is for you. Prerequisite: Must have taken at least two improv classes at any improv theater. This class will culminate in an optional student showcase at The Annoyance on the final Sunday fo the term. Classes meet once a week on the same day each week, M-Thu 6:30-9pm and Sun 1-3:30pm Note: Registration is Non-Refundable. Please be sure to read through our policies prior to registering. Instructors: Lily Ludwig Product Listing Internships Available! Did you know that Annoyance offers internships in exchange for free classes? FIND OUT MORE Got an idea for a show? Whether your thing is improv, sketch, an original play, musical, or something else, The Annoyance is always accepting pitches for new shows. Show Application Info

  • Our Team | The Annoyance Theatre & Bar

    Meet the Team: BACK Mick Napier Artistic Director, Founder Email Joe McDaniel Managing Producer / Marketing Director Email Duke Harbison Associate Director Email Anna Vu Production Liaison Email Jennifer Estlin Executive Producer Email Sam MacNerland Technical Director Email Pete Periera Bar Manager Email Jayson Brooks Managing Director Email Lauren Rivas Class Administrator Email Liam Reed Manager Email TOP

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